Achilles Tendon Rupture

About- Achilles tendon rupture (tear) is a medical condition in which the Achilles tendon, the strong fibrous cord that connects the back calf muscles to heel bone, can tear (rupture) completely or just partially due to overstretching.

Symptoms-
 Sharp pain, and swelling near the heel
 Inability to bend the foot downward
 Inability to stand on the toes on the injured leg
 Snapping sound may be heard as the tendon breaks
 Difficulty walking

Causes-
 Sports Activities like soccer, basketball, and tennis
 Sudden or by force plantarflexion or dorsiflexion of the ankle
 Falling from a height
 Stepping into a hole
 Steroid Injections
 Side effects of certain antibiotics
 Obesity
 
Specialists to visit-
 Orthopaedic Surgeon
 Sports Medicine Specialist
 Physiotherapist

 
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References-
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://orthoinfo.aaos.org
https://www.emedicinehealth.com

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